Fourth Anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325

Friday, October 1, 2004
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security wasunanimously adopted under the Namibian Presidency on 31 October 2000. It is a
watershed political framework that makes women and a gender perspective explicitly relevant to negotiating peace agreements, planning refugee camps andpeacekeeping operations and reconstructing war-torn societies. Each year since 2000, the anniversary of SC resolution 1325 has been marked by the Security Council and the United Nations, as well as by women around the world. A global constituency has grown up around this resolution as women use it, alongside the Beijing Platform for Action and the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination against Women, to focus advocacy on women, peace and security and to hold governments accountable for their commitments to women.

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